"The Rutland Jewish Community". Jacob Sherman was the guest presenter for this program. He offered a brief history of the early Jewish community including the various locations where they met before acquiring the old Baxter Library where the synagogue is currently located. He particularly discussed the growing role of the women in the Rutland Jewish Community. Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Historically Speaking, Rutland Jewish Community, Rutland, Vermont
"The Rutland Railway Association." Peter Fisk, Secretary of the Rutland Railway Association, was the guest of host Jim Davidson of the Rutland Historical Society. The Association houses a railway museum and a model railroad club which Peter describes in some detail. The program includes views from the 2012 Rutland Train Show and some details of the 2013 Train Show. Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Historically Speaking, "Rutland Railway Association",...
Chuck Piotrowski presents some pieces from the collections of the Society that illustrate the wide range of material that the Society holds. These materials range from the 1880s until today and include many eras of Rutland baseball from paid professional and semiprofessional leagues to organizational and industrial leagues to high school and American Legion baseball. Rutland's rich baseball history begs development of a more complete history. Jim Davidson hosts the program. Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Historically Speaking, Rutland Baseball History, Rutland, Vermont
The Cemeteries of the Old Town of Rutland. Chris Book and Tom Giffin, Rutland City Cemetery Commissioners, are guests for this program. The program includes images of most of the cemeteries, old and new, of the old Town of Rutland. The program also discusses some of the issues and problems in the proper preservation of cemeteries. The programs for the preservation and care of the graves of military veterans are also discussed. Jim Davidson hosted the program. Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Historically Speaking, Rutland Cemeteries, Rutland, Vermont
Jim Davidson hosts Michael F. Dwyer, President of the Rutland Historical Society, in a program entitled "Multi-Ethnic Rutland". By focusing on the 1910 Census and its ethnic information, the program demonstrates that Rutland has had a rather large and diverse number of ethnic groups. The first individual considered is Eliza Johnson, wife of Charles Johnson, a barber, who was part of the Rutland black community. His program also discusses George Haddad who was born in the Lebanon... Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Historically Speaking, Multi-Ethnic Rutland, Rutland, Vermont
The video is of a senior class picnic on Lake St. Catherine in the late 1930's. Among the faculty in the video are: Bernice Hinchey, Norbert Sevigny and Joseph Zawistowski. Topics: Rutland Historical Society, West Rutland Class Picnic-1939, Rutland, Vermont
History of the Rutland Free Library. Jake Sherman provides an overview of the history of libraries in Rutland culminating in the history of the Rutland Free Library. Jim Davidson who hosts the program, shares some insight into life in the library in 1920 as gained from a group of five letters from a former employee. Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Historically Speaking, Rutland Free Library, Rutland, Vermont
Susan Schreibman of the Rutland Regional Planning Commission is the guest for this episode. Susan briefly relates the history of the development of this pathway from Giorgetti Park to the College of St. Joseph. She also reports on the rapid progress of the project to the engineering of the first two segments of the path. Jim Davidson of the Society and host for the episode shares images of 16 identified historical sites along the pathway which provide a wonderful glimpse of Rutland's economic,... Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Historically Speaking, Rutland Creek Path, Rutland, Vermont
Chuck Piotrowski is the guest presenter of a program on the history of electricity in Rutland called "Electric Rutland". The program includes some of the technical progress in generating and distributing electricity, the issue of mergers and advertising and creating a public awareness of electricity. Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Historically Speaking, Electric Rutland, Rutland, Vermont
“Rutland Fair Photos” – Host Jim Davidson of the Rutland Historical Society delves into the Image Gallery of the Society website in this latest episode of Rutland Fair photos. In part one there are photos from the 1900-1920 era. In part two Frank Hinchey’s Rutland Fair images are from the 1920 – 1939 era. Jim indicates that there are many more images in the Image Gallery of the Society website. Other information on the Rutland Fair can be found in the text and video sections... Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Historically Speaking, “Rutland Fair Photos”, Rutland, Vermont
Jim Davidson hosts Michael F. Dwyer who presents a power point program on his favorite images from the 1978 pictorial history of Rutland entitled "Rutland In Retrospect". In the program Michael addresses the rationale for his choices. This program offers an opportunity for viewers to see a high quality sampling from a long out-of-print work. Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Historically Speaking, Rutland in Retrospect, Rutland, Vermont
byProduced by: Peregrine Productions and Bill Doyle’s Vermont History and Government Class
Life In Rutland County shares the stories and memories from 10 local residents who grew up in Rutland County. These engaging stories, told by the people who rode horses to school and even took the trolley from Rutland to Lake Bomoseen, gives us a unique perspective on Vermont history. Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Life in Rutland County, Rutland oral history, Rutland, Vermont
"History of Agriculture in Rutland". The Rutland Historical Society developed a multimedia presentation for its exhibit at the Vermont Historical Society Expo in keeping with the Expo theme of agriculture. This program is an adaptation of that presentation for "Historically Speaking". The presenter is Chuck Piotrowski and the host is Jim Davidson. Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Historically Speaking, Agriculture in Rutland, Rutland, Vermont,...
"Education". Jim Davidson of the Rutland Historical Society concludes a series of episodes on issues facing the local community. Education will need to include a process to stimulate creativity in the young as the education of the past although very useful, will no longer be sufficient for a rapidly changing future. Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Notes From The Past, Rutland, Vermont
Pat McCormack, Program Chairperson, and Jim Davidson discuss the 30th Anniversary Celebration of the Society. The program includes a brief biography of Julia Dorr and a reading of two of her poems with illustrations by Zulma DeLacy Steele, Julia's daughter. Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Historically Speaking, Dorr & Steele, Rutland, Vermont